GOODLAND, KS – A 31-year-old woman who shot at two Kansas Highway Patrol Troopers during a 2011 car chase has been sentenced to more than 13 years in prison, according to Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
Piper Lacey Stout-Briese of Palmdale was sentenced Thursday in Sherman County District Court. Judge Scott Showalter sentenced Stout-Briese to 161 months in the Kansas Department of Corrections.
The crimes occurred on January 16, 2011.
Stout-Briese was the passenger in a car driven by Anthony Patrick. While driving through Sherman County on Interstate 70, Patrick fled from police after he was lawfully stopped for a tag violation.
During the chase, Stout-Briese fired a .22 caliber rifle at the two Troopers hitting their vehicles. She has remained in custody and pled no contest to two charges of attempted second-degree murder on April 10.
Patrick previously pled no contest to two counts of attempted second degree murder and is currently serving a 161-month prison sentence.
Assistant Attorney General Nicole Romine prosecuted the case. The case was investigated by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation.
(Information via news release from Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt.)